CBS is broadcasting the 8 PM ceremony, hosted by Wayne Brady, in which a host of theatre folk are contending for top honors. The nominations were announced May 11.
In the Heights original cast member Jackson and Tony-winning In the Heights orchestrator Sherman are nominated for Outstanding Original Song for "What I Am" ("Sesame Street"); Jackson also earned a nomination in the same category for his song "Rakhi Road" ("Sesame Street"); as did Cry-Baby Tony nominee Adam Schlesinger for “I Wonder" ("Sesame Street") co-authored with Molly Boylan.
Among the actors with theatre ties who received nominations are Park ("As the World Turns") for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series; Kerwin ("One Life To Live") for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series; and Short ("The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!") for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program.
"The Electric Company," which counts Tony and Academy Award nominee Willie Reale (Broadway's A Year With Frog and Toad) among its producers, is nominated for Outstanding Children's Series; while the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was nominated for Outstanding Special Class Special.